2020 Stanley Cup Odds Tracker
- Get the latest 2020 Stanley Cup odds
- See how the odds have ebbed and flowed throughout the season
- View each team individually or compared to others trending in the same direction
We are tracking all 31 NHL teams’ odds to win the Stanley Cup. The graphs below were generated by calculating the average odds for each team from a variety of online sportsbooks.
Top Stanley Cup Contenders
- May 27: The odds to win the Cup now show a massive gap between the top-four teams in each conference – who will receive byes to the Round of 16 in the 24-team playoff format – and the rest of the field, who will all play in best-of-five series in the “Qualifying Round”.
- May 11: However the NHL playoffs look when the league returns, it’s clear sportsbooks see Columbus (+10000) as the cut-off point for potential playoff teams. After the Jackets, there’s a steep drop to the Blackhawks (+25000) and then an even bigger drop to the Ducks (+75000).
- Mar. 18: With ample time to mull it over, bettors and sportsbooks evidently believe the Flyers are legit Cup contenders; the hottest team in the league at the time of the pause is now a top-five favorite at +900.
- Mar. 13: Some sportsbooks have left their NHL futures up during the coronavirus hiatus; consensus is that it will help the league-leading Bruins (+500), who have more time to recover after a deep playoff run last season.
- Mar. 4: The Bruins are back at the top, currently +600 on average, thanks to an 8-2-0 run that included a statement 2-1 victory in Tampa Bay.
- Feb. 25: After the trade deadline, the odds have not shifted much. Tampa’s additions of Blake Coleman and Zach Bogosian consolidated their status as favorites at +550.
- Feb. 18: The Leafs (+2000) are among the top-12 favorites once again now that they have moved back into a playoff spot in the East.
- Feb. 10: A lukewarm 4-2-2 run has led to VGK’s odds improving from +1800 to +1600. It doesn’t take much for those betting-darlings to start taking action.
- Feb. 3: The Canucks have made the biggest improvement of late, moving all the way to +1500, seventh-best in the entire NHL.
- Jan. 28: The Capitals improved to +725, but six teams are now +900 or shorter (Lightning, Bruins, Blues, Avalanche, and Penguins).
- Jan. 22: Four of the top-five favorites are in the East: the Capitals (+800), Bruins (+835), Lightning (+850), and Penguins (+1000). Only the Avs (+950) crack the top-five from the West.
- Jan. 10: Winners of nine straight, the Lightning have moved into a tie for third-best Stanley Cup odds at +900 on average.
- Dec. 27: The Capitals are now the sole favorite at +750, sitting three points clear of the league with 57 points in 38 games (26-7-5).
- Dec. 11: The Islanders have fallen to +1400 and out of the top five. Since their 17-game point streak ended, they are just 4-4-1.
- Dec. 6: The Bruins (+700) are considerably shorter than the current second-favorite, Colorado (+1000), thanks to an 8-0-2 run.
- Nov. 26: The Islanders have leapt all the way to third in the futures odds (+1000) thanks to a 17-game point streak.
- Nov. 18: Toronto (+1200) and Vegas (+1200) are both dropping amid a run of poor play.
- Nov. 8: The love for the Bruins continues; the B’s are now alone at the top at +700, followed by Vegas (+800).
- Nov. 5: With a sterling 11-1-2 record and NHL-best +21 goal difference, the Bruins are tied atop the latest Stanley Cup odds at +750.
- Oct 29: Colorado is now atop the odds, tied with the Maple Leafs at +700. Tampa (+800), Boston (+850) and Vegas (+850) round out the top five.
- Oct. 22: Not every sportsbook agrees, but both the Sabres and Coyotes have moved up considerably at certain sites (see table below).
- Oct. 16: The much-hyped Devils are still winless and have dropped out of the top 12 in the Stanley Cup odds (+2700). The Hurricanes jump in (+1600).
- Oct. 9: The Capitals’ 2-0-1 start has launched them back into the top ten. An injury to Evgeni Malkin has led to the Penguins (+2600) being the biggest early-season sinkers.
- Oct. 3: After briefly falling out of the top 12, Washington is back in at +1800, moving ahead of division rival Carolina (+2000).
- Sep. 27: With opening night less than a week away, Vegas (+850) has moved from third to second in the odds, overtaking Toronto (+940).
- Aug. 23: Honestly, there’s nothing to see here. It’s a quiet period in the NHL offseason and the odds really haven’t changed. (I guess no one considers Derick Brassard signing with the Islanders a “difference-maker”.)
- Aug. 16: Bettors are down on the Flames’ chances. They started at +1500, well below the main favorites, and have since dropped to +1700. The goaltending concerns have not been ameliorated in the offseason.
- Aug. 8: The Panthers (+1867) have bumped the Jets (+2067) out of the top-12.
- July 11: The Rangers odds have continued to shorten after landing Artemi Panarin in free agency, now reaching +3300.
- July 7: Nashville and Dallas saw the biggest movement among top contenders following the first week of free agency, as the former added Matt Duchene, while the latter signed Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry.
- June 26: After taking Jack Hughes #1 overall in the 2019 draft and then trading for PK Subban from Nashville, the Devils are the biggest risers, going from +7000 to +5333, on average.
- June 13: The Tampa Bay Lightning have opened as the favorites to win the 2020 Stanley Cup; the Vegas Golden Knights have been given the best odds among Western Conference teams.
2020 Stanley Cup Odds
|Team||Stanley Cup Odds|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+650|
|Vegas Golden Knights||+800|
|St. Louis Blues||+1200|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+2500|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+6600|
Odds as of May 27, 2020.
Top Eastern Conference Contenders
The Eastern Conference had won three straight Stanley Cups before the St Louis Blues won in 2019. Three of the top four contenders for the 2020 Stanley Cup, based on the opening odds, reside in the East – Vegas, Boston, and Toronto are all tied for the second-best odds .
The last time a team from the Atlantic division won the Stanley Cup was the Boston Bruins in 2011. But three of the top four contenders, based on the opening odds, are all from the Atlantic: Tampa Bay, Boston, and Toronto.
Teams from the Metro division are responsible for the Eastern Conference’s last three Stanley Cups: Washington in 2018 and Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017. However, it’s the only division that didn’t have a team open in the top eight 2020 Stanley Cup contenders – the Capitals were tied for the ninth-best odds.
Top Western Conference Contenders
Eight of the top-12 preseason contenders for the 2020 Stanley Cup reside in the Western Conference, one of these teams being the reigning champion St Louis Blues.
For a second straight season, the Vegas Golden Knights have opened with the best odds to win the Stanley Cup among Western Conference teams.
Odds for Teams Who Have Never Won a Cup
Stats for Teams Searching for Their First Cup
|Team||Years in the NHL||Cup Final Appearances||Closest They’ve Come|
|Vancouver Canucks||49||3||Game 7 Cup Final losses in both 2011 and 1994. No one in Vancouver will ever forget LaFayette’s post or the ensuing riots.|
|Buffalo Sabres||49||2||Game 6 in 1999. Losing in overtime, no thanks to Brett Hull’s foot in the crease.|
|San Jose Sharks||28||1||Game 6 in 2016. They’ve never been able to shed their label as chokers.|
|Nashville Predators||21||1||Game 6 in 2017. Nashville fans still rue the bad call on Sissons’ go-ahead goal.|
|Ottawa Senators||27||1||Game 5 in 2007. A heartbreaking series for that culminated in the infamous Emery-Phillips mixup.|
|Vegas Golden Knights||2||1||Game 5 in 2018. Luca Sbisa hands the game to Lars Eller to end the Knights historic run.|
|Florida Panthers||26||1||Swept by Colorado in 1996, despite the year of the rat.|
|Arizona Coyotes||23||0||Lost in 5 games to the LA Kings in 2012. Dustin Brown isn’t admired by Glendale faithful.|
|Winnipeg Jets||25 (1979-1996, 2011-2018)||0||Defeated by the LA Kings in 5 games in 2018. Canada’s best hope was no match for Ryan Reaves’ heroics.|
|Minnesota Wild||19||0||Swept in the 2003 Conference Finals. Despite a disappointing playoff history, they did end Patrick Roy’s career in spectacular fashion.|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||19||0||The Jackets have only won one playoff series in their history, but what a series it was, upsetting the top-seeded Lightning in 2019.|
The St Louis Blues were a member of this list last season, but scratched their name off here by etching their name onto the Stanley Cup in 2019.
Odds for Canadian Teams
The Stanley Cup has not been won by a Canadian team since 1993, when the Montreal Canadiens hoisted it.
Past Championships for Canadian Teams
|Team||Stanley Cups||Finals Appearances||Last Championship||Last Finals Appearance|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||13||21||1967||1967|